The purpose of this Thesis is to explore the use of borders. On one level, borders between countries and continents, both natural and man made, will be looked at. On another level, the actual physical borders of the paint and the paintings will be addressed. This exploration involves two main areas; inspiration and development, and process and techniques. Both of these areas contain unique issues which are equally important to the development of the Thesis. Within these main areas there are several specific categories of inquiry which I have addressed throughout my two years of study. Each category has contributed to the complete development of my ideas and artwork. My goals and direction have been changed and reworked several times due to the influences of these categories of inquiry. Throughout the entire process though, the main concept of "A Question of Borders" has remained as a very vital, expansive topic. The origin of the Thesis began at the end of my undergraduate studies. At that time I was working on large, figurative oil paintings.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Painting, Abstract--Themes, motives; Painting, Abstract--Technique; Painting--Themes, Motives; Painting--Technique

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Department, Program, or Center

School of Art (CIAS)


Miller, Ed

Advisor/Committee Member

Bornarth, Philip

Advisor/Committee Member

William, Lawrence


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